Morro Bay woman jailed for beating 86-year-old mother

A Morro Bay woman allegedly entered her sleeping mother’s bedroom and started beating the 86-year-old woman on Monday at about 3 a.m. Neighbors heard the altercation and called police who arrived to find the elderly woman suffering from visible injuries.... (Continue reading)

KCOY lays off 13 people

UPDATE: KCOY laid off meteorologist Jim Byrne and 12 others on Wednesday. KCOY parent company Cowles California Media Company is consolidating in order to cut costs, inside sources said. Many news staffers will be replaced with its Salinas news team which... (Continue reading)

Gearhart appraiser loses license over land fraud

An Atascadero-based appraiser whose inflated appraisals helped North County Developer Kelly Gearhart defraud investors out of more than $100 million has lost his license. The California Attorney General’s office ordered Terry Pippin to surrender his license in December. Pippin made false... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara doctor accused of trading sex for drugs

A Santa Barbara physician was arrested Wednesday on federal drug trafficking charges and allegations the doctor traded pain killers for sex. Julio Gabriel Diaz, 63, allegedly wrote prescriptions for powerful painkillers, such as OxyContin, for “patients” who were drug addicts... (Continue reading)

Karmic Pizza at the Cliff’s Resort, event photos

Every Thursday between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., the extraordinary chef at the Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach provides patrons a fabulous happy hour feast of complimentary pizza, gourmet pastas and discounted drinks while raising money for a local charity.... (Continue reading)

Opportunity to save Los Osos so much money

OPINION By JULIE TACKER It’s funny that Monday’s story about the California Public Records Act graced the pages of the Tribune just as I was writing my response to a December 1 Tribune  article, “Los Osos sewer project may get... (Continue reading)

Firefighter dies on hike

A California Men’s Colony inmate firefighter on a routine training hike collapsed and died Tuesday at Camp San Luis National Guard Base, according to a Cal Fire press release. The man, whose name has not been released pending notification of... (Continue reading)

More attacks at ASH

No arrests have been made yet in the aftermath of two attacks this week by patients on Atascadero State Hospital employees. [Tribune] A psychiatric technician was assaulted Friday, said hospital officials, and another incident the following day involved a patient... (Continue reading)

Handgun open carry law unconstitutional?

A California resident filed a lawsuit arguing that a law prohibiting the open carrying of an unloaded handgun is unconstitutional. [CaliforniaWatch] Charles Nichols filed the lawsuit in federal court against the state seeking to overturn restrictions on where he can... (Continue reading)

Cold case murder suspect arrested in Paso Robles

A man suspected of a nearly 30-year-old murder in south Monterey County was arrested in Paso Robles in 2011 on a domestic charge. [Californian] Ubaldo Solis Sanchez, 51, served time in San Luis Obispo County Jail before he was transferred... (Continue reading)